Vlasic clears a career best of 2.07m in Stockholm back in 2007

Blanca Vlasic is to undergo surgery on her left ankle on the last day of the month, January 31, as revealed by a Croatian news bulletin a little earlier on.

As can be made of a rough translation, the Croatian high jump superstar has more precisely swung to go under the knife now, having an arthoscopy, in order to remove torn cartilage that affects her achilles, causing her persistent pain.

The operation was originally scheduled for September but force of circumstance has forced a turn of plans in this direction, as herself said, and will be performed by Dr Leif Swarda, assisted by professor Jon Carlsson, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Rehibilitation is anticipated to last until mid March at longest so she is going to have still plenty of time to build up properly and arrive fully fit and competitive in the Oympics in London come summer.